PMC issues 53 cr tender under 24 by 7 water scheme for Sus, Mhalunge

Pune Municipal Corporation issued a tender for setting up infrastructure to supply water in Sus and Mhalunge.

Pune News: The water department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on January 7 issued ₹ 53 crore tender for constructing water supply infrastructure in Sus and Mahalunge region.

The water department has given one month deadline for the bidding process. Sus and Mhalunge villages are provided with water once in 15 days. The residents have been demanding regular water supply and conducted protests too.

It is expected that the problem of water supply will be solved at Sus and Mhalunge after the completion of the project.

Aniruddha Pawaskar, head of the water supply department, PMC said, “I hope the bidding process will be completed soon. The project will solve the long pending water problem in the area.”

Amol Balwadkar, former corporator of Balewadi said, “I hope this project will diminish water problems and people will not have to call for the tankers. Chandrakant Patil, guardian minister, Pune district had also demanded PMC to solve water issues of Sus and Mhalunge.”

The department has given a month’s deadline for completion of the process. The work shall commence under the 24 by 7 water supply scheme.

Balwadkar who had filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court in 2015 further stated that the project will put an end to the woes of Sus – Mhalunge residents. There are more than 200 societies in the areas and many more are coming up who would need PMC water supply and cannot depend on tanker water.

Jigar Hindocha

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